10/30/2014 9:53AM

Breeders' Cup, NBC extend broadcast deal


The Breeders’ Cup will be televised on NBC’s networks through 2025 under a 10-year extension to a current agreement, the companies announced Thursday.

The agreement will require NBC and a sister network, NBCSN, to provide eight hours of live coverage of the Breeders’ Cup each year, the announcement said. It includes prime-time coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2016 and 2017, when the host tracks are Santa Anita and Del Mar, according to a release from the companies.

The 10-year extension is the longest broadcast agreement the Breeders’ Cup has reached with a broadcaster. NBC also has the broadcast rights to the three races of the Triple Crown, and earlier this year, it signed a 10-year extension for the rights to the Kentucky Derby, taking the contract through 2025 as well.

Raymond Hackinson More than 1 year ago
Good Luck with getting people to watch. There is no coverage at all in the NY papers Even Newsday with Belmont being a big part of Nassau's County economy does not publish any articles on the Breeders Cup
shawn kennedy More than 1 year ago
No kidding!
TRacingLifeMore More than 1 year ago
As long as they get rid of the blimp angle during live racing!
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Could not agree more. It's ok for post race analysis, otherwise just another gimmick for too much camera switching.